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The show that explores the topics that drummers love the most. Sit in during weekly conversations between Modern Drummer managing editor, Mike Dawson, and MikesLessons.com founder and MD columnist, Mike Johnston, as they geek out on drumming technique, practice methods, and their favorite exercises and offer insight on the latest gear and industry happenings.

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The show that explores the topics that drummers love the most. Sit in during weekly conversations between Modern Drummer managing editor, Mike Dawson, and MikesLessons.com founder and MD columnist, Mike Johnston, as they geek out on drumming technique, practice methods, and their favorite exercises and offer insight on the latest gear and industry happenings.

    MD Podcast Episode 226: Neil Peart Tribute, NAMM Preview, Mapex Versatus Kit, and More

    MD Podcast Episode 226: Neil Peart Tribute, NAMM Preview, Mapex Versatus Kit, and More

    In this episode, Mike and Mike pay special tribute to legendary progressive rock drummer Neil Peart, who passed away on January 7 from brain cancer. Up for review is a stunning Mapex Black Panther Versatus drumset, which is designed to excel in any playing situation. After answering a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.

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    Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike is a show that explores the topics that drummers love the most. Sit in during weekly conversations between Modern Drummer managing editor, Mike Dawson, and MikesLessons.com founder and MD columnist, Mike Johnston, as they geek out on drumming technique, practice methods, and favorite exercises and offer insight on the latest gear and industry happenings. For additional episodes visit: moderndrummer.com/mikeandmikepodcast.

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    MD Podcast Episode 225: Darryl Howell, Sabian HHX Complex Series, the Herta, and More

    MD Podcast Episode 225: Darryl Howell, Sabian HHX Complex Series, the Herta, and More

    In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss February issue featured artist Darryl “Lil Man” Howell, who has been manning the drum chair with gospel signer Jonathan McReynolds, rapper Nicki Minaj, and R&B artist Maxwell for a handful of years. The education segment focuses on applying the herta rudiment to the drumset. Up for review is the new HHX Complex series by Sabian. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.

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    Sponsored by Dream Cymbals

    Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike is a show that explores the topics that drummers love the most. Sit in during weekly conversations between Modern Drummer managing editor, Mike Dawson, and MikesLessons.com founder and MD columnist, Mike Johnston, as they geek out on drumming technique, practice methods, and favorite exercises and offer insight on the latest gear and industry happenings. For additional episodes visit: moderndrummer.com/mikeandmikepodcast.

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    MD Podcast Episode 224: Eric Harland, 2020 Goals, Modern Vs. Vintage Snares, ddrum Dios additions, and More

    MD Podcast Episode 224: Eric Harland, 2020 Goals, Modern Vs. Vintage Snares, ddrum Dios additions, and More

    In this episode, Mike and Mike Dawson kick off the New Year by first outlining some personal and professional drum goals for 2020. The featured artist is modern jazz great Eric Harland, who graces the cover of the February issue of Modern Drummer. The education segment dives into the differences in sound between snares drums of different eras. Up for review is a trio of affordable but high-quality drums from ddrum in its Dios line. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.

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    Eric Harland cover story

    ddrum Dios snares

    Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike is a show that explores the topics that drummers love the most. Sit in during weekly conversations between Modern Drummer managing editor, Mike Dawson, and MikesLessons.com founder and MD columnist, Mike Johnston, as they geek out on drumming technique, practice methods, and favorite exercises and offer insight on the latest gear and industry happenings. For additional episodes visit: moderndrummer.com/mikeandmikepodcast.

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    MD Podcast Episode 223: Year-End Wrap-Up, 2020 Predictions, Shopping Lists, Gunnar Olsen, and More

    MD Podcast Episode 223: Year-End Wrap-Up, 2020 Predictions, Shopping Lists, Gunnar Olsen, and More

    In this episode, Mike and Mike look back at some highlights of 2019 and take a shot at predicting what could be trending in 2020. They also offer suggestions on how to spend holiday cash on some much-needed drum gear. The featured artist is NYC-based touring/session drummer Gunnar Olsen, who recently appeared on Bruce Springsteen’s new solo album, Western Stars. Up for review are the new FX Stacks by Zildjian. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.

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    Gunnar Olsen studio video

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    Sponsored by Dream Cymbals

    Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike is a show that explores the topics that drummers love the most. Sit in during weekly conversations between Modern Drummer managing editor, Mike Dawson, and MikesLessons.com founder and MD columnist, Mike Johnston, as they geek out on drumming technique, practice methods, and favorite exercises and offer insight on the latest gear and industry happenings. For additional episodes visit: moderndrummer.com/mikeandmikepodcast.

     

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    MD Podcast Episode 222: More Listener Questions

    MD Podcast Episode 222: More Listener Questions

    In this episode, Mike and Mike dedicate another hour to answering a stack of questions submitted by listeners over the past few weeks.

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    Sponsored by Simmons Drums.

    Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike is a show that explores the topics that drummers love the most. Sit in during weekly conversations between Modern Drummer managing editor, Mike Dawson, and MikesLessons.com founder and MD columnist, Mike Johnston, as they geek out on drumming technique, practice methods, and favorite exercises and offer insight on the latest gear and industry happenings. For additional episodes visit: moderndrummer.com/mikeandmikepodcast.

     

     

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    MD Podcast Episode 221: Listener Questions Galore

    MD Podcast Episode 221: Listener Questions Galore

    In this episode, Mike and Mike catch up while Johnston is on location in Los Angeles to film a ton of educational and promotional content for Gretsch and Vic Firth. The entire hour is dedicated to answering questions submitted by listeners over the past few weeks.

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    Sponsored by Vibes and Dream Cymbals

    Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike is a show that explores the topics that drummers love the most. Sit in during weekly conversations between Modern Drummer managing editor, Mike Dawson, and MikesLessons.com founder and MD columnist, Mike Johnston, as they geek out on drumming technique, practice methods, and favorite exercises and offer insight on the latest gear and industry happenings. For additional episodes visit: moderndrummer.com/mikeandmikepodcast.

     

     

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Customer Reviews

ncik 74 ,

Fantastic drumming podcast!

A great podcast for all drummers. I love listening to Mike and Mike and what they are up to but really appreciate the inspiration this podcast gives on the drums. Sometimes it’s a different perspective on a topic or a rudiment etc that can get you excited to get behind the drums and practice! Keep up the great work guys!

RobbiMarshall ,

Amazing listen

The best podcast out there and
A true dream for aspiring drummers.
So many golden nuggets of information from two inspirational guys.

I’m currently 197 hours deep and Its given me so much motivation to improve on and around the drum kit.

xandermac1316 ,

Addictive

This podcast is killing my productivity in my business, I spend far too much time listening to this instead of working its that addictive! Learned about a ton of things I’ve wanted to know about and even more that I didn’t know about. Keep it up!

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